The World Cup Challenge VI & Giant Jackpot 2000

The Turks had to wait 8 years for a fellow country man, Engin Öngel, shows the winner´s trophy of Istanbul high to the paticipants of the prize giving. Engin Öngel, a lecturer in physics and maths, living in London, beat Karsten Bolge from Denmark in the final by 25-21.
But this wasn´t the only reason for cheers by the Turks. The doubles tournament was also dominated by Turkey. First and second place went to a Turkish team.
The Giant Jackpot went to, almost like every year (three out of four!), Jerry Grandell, the backgammon super star from Sweden.
The Hyatt Regency
Tournament Pictures Organizing Team
Gala Dinner The Final
Prize Giving Draw Sheet Giant Jackpot
Decision that decided the World Cup Draw Sheet Last 32 World Cup
Decision that decided the Giant Jackpot Short Result

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